The Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, Nikolay Patrushev, spoke about the threat of the formation of a neo-Nazi alliance in Europe in an interview to the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper of December 26.
“There is today an obvious and close threat of neo-Nazi alliance forming in Europe. This is favored by the general trend towards the revision of history, especially the recognized outcomes of the World War Two, which has been adopted by a number of Western states,” Patrushev said.
As an example, he mentioned the United States, where, according to Patrushev, “hundreds of far-right groups operate.”
Patrushev said that, according to US media investigations, “the neo-Nazi battalion ‘Azov’ is used as a base for training American radicals who promote the idea of ‘white supremacy’.”
According to the Security Council Secretary, the FBI regularly reveals facts of “US far-right group leaders undergoing training lasting several months in the ranks of radical organizations in Ukraine.”
Patrushev recalled that this attitude towards Nazism was not new to the Western countries, “One can recall that they similarly turned a blind eye to the rise of Nazism after World War One. Many political figures in the UK, France, and the USA perceived the Nazis as potential allies in 1920-1930s, whom they could easily send on a ‘crusade’ against the Soviet Union.”
On November 11 in Warsaw, two hundred thousand people marched to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the independence of Poland. The marchers, including many members of far-right groups, burnt fires and chanted neo-Nazi slogans. This year, the president and the prime minister of Poland took part in the march.
Since 2015, after the Law and Justice (Polish: Prawo i Sprawiedliwość) national conservative party came to power in Poland, the scope of the regular November 11 nationalist marches has considerably grown.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency